Head of People & Culture
Local Projects is seeking a People & Culture generalist with strong recruiting skills who will work with the Studio’s Principal and Directors to recruit, motivate, and guide some of the top creative talent in the city as they produce cutting-edge exhibits and media projects all over the world.
This is a fast paced, creative and tight-knit company, with many opportunities to shape and drive culture. Your role would require day-to-day engagement and communication with all departments and employees within the studio.
Responsibilities for the Head of People & Culture:
Should have strong HR experience working in agency environments
Proven track record of strategically driving a positive and productive overall company culture
Remain highly empathic to individuals – understand their core needs and hopes and help them focus their passions in concert with Local Project's (LP’s) vision, mission and goals
Employee Relations experience – keeping an ear to the ground regarding performance concerns, working with leadership to immediately address
Work with Team Leaders effectively – mentor and support leadership in becoming ever stronger leaders.
Continue to improve performance review process, ensuring that feedback is direct and useful, and that each employee has a useful 90 day and annual review to set goals for their time at LP
Help to iteratively improve effective team structures for the studio
Work closely with rest of Operations team on Overall Company Employee Initiatives, Employee Awards, and other efforts to sustain LP's vibrant company culture
Work with recruiting agencies and portals to attract best candidates for Local Projects and to complete all steps in interviewing & onboarding
Lead on all HR stakeholder vendor relationships – Immigration, Employment Law, Benefits, Learning & Development, etc.
Ongoing HR counsel for employees and for managers, including working to set career paths in alignment with employee passions and LP’s needs
Handling terminations – documentation, benefits overview, exit interview
Employee manual next steps
Legal Compliance – Federal, State, Department of Labor
•5 years experience in Human Resources, at least one in an agency environment
•Strong business and personal ethics
•Experience in a faced-paced creative/production environment
•Genuinely enjoy people as an overall team and as individuals
•Natural ease in fostering positive relationships with employees of different experience levels, diverse backgrounds and nationalities, and across all design disciplines
Our studio demands a very special individual, who can shadow the creative process to understand the unique roles and collaboration approach required for the creation of media. The exhibition and experience design work goes across several platforms from custom software installations to architecture and full permanent museum exhibitions. We look forward to receiving your Cover Letter and Resume.